Dr. Al Dayeh has been an Assistant Professor at the Department of Orthodontics, University of Tennessee Health Science Center since 2014. He received his dental education in Lebanon and his MSD in Orthodontics and PhD in Oral Biology from the University of Washington in Seattle in 2011 and 2012 respectively. Dr. Al Dayeh’s graduate study was focused on understanding the role of the nasal septal cartilage in midfacial development and the mechanical loading of craniofacial sutures during mastication. Dr. Al Dayeh's current research interests target understanding the determinants of midfacial growth and the effects of mechanical stimulation on signal transduction, cellular proliferation and bone formation at the craniofacial sutures. Dr. Al Dayeh’s present research efforts are concentrated on understanding the loading of circumaxillary sutures in bone- versus tooth-borne orthopedic devices, namely comparing “Bone Anchored Maxillary Protraction (BAMP)” and bone-borne maxillary expansion to their traditional tooth-borne counterparts. This research will help orthodontists understand the overall effectiveness of such treatments.